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Families walking to school more post-pandemic, suggests new data

New research released for Walk to School Week finds that one in four (25%) parents of primary school aged children are now able to walk their child to school more thanks to flexible working introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Censuswide survey, commissioned by Living Streets asked parents/carers of 4–11-year-olds whether changes to working arrangement in recent years had affected how often they walk their child to or from school. 25 per cent of parents/carers responded that they now walk their child to school more than they used to. 19 per cent had not had a change in their working arrangements.

Parents/carers were also asked what would encourage them to walk their child to school instead of driving. Respondents answered better walking environments (18%), fewer cars (18%), better air quality (18%) and better working arrangements (17%).


For the full article visit Living Streets’ website

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